JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 I don't know if its the style or the beer, but I didn't like this one. Looked like honey in a glass, tasted like honey mixed with vodka. Yea, I pour this down the drain.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So you're telling me that the guys at Dogfish Head took the crud from the bottom of an earthenware Solo cup that someone put down at a party some 1000 years ago and made this beer? Holy flurbing schlit! I've got this unwashed bottle from a batch of mead I did 5 years ago and lost the recipe... I wonder if they could help...
Yeasty aroma. Cloudy orange/brown color that reminds me of my homemade meads. The head is creamy and foamy and has an almost pearlescent luster when swirled. I've never seen anything like it. This is velvety smooth (probably from the honey) and oh so warm going down. A slight pleasant tang. And the alcohol went straight to my knees after a long hard day at work. Good to sip or enjoy leisurely, but not to quench.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Copper color with minimal head. Served just slightly cool. Aroma has lots of honey, apple, grapes, and a whiff of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Very soft feel. This is closer to wine than beer I think (white zinfandel perhaps?). Sweet malt, grapes really standout, alcohol hits big with a dry finish. Could be a good substitute for wine...
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear apply juice colored with a thin head..nice sour grape aroma with superb puckeryness..low carbination..soft palate..not much assertiveness, but super smooth with subtle grape and underripe red plum flavors..some underlying honey sweetness..
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with an orange-amber body topped by a medium thick quickly disappearing head with good lace. Slightly sweet malty aroma with raisony notes and a touch of honey. Slighlty sweet honey flavor with raison and malt notes. The finish is slighlty sweet. The flavor of this beer was not what I expected. Medium bodied and smooth yet slightly warming.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, herbal, fruity, sweet and flowery aroma, the honey and white grape additions very apparent. Golden yellow in color, bubbly, with an ivory colored head. Grainy, sweet barley malt flavor, some esters and honey, finishing with a warming alcoholic flourish. Thick, syrupy texture. Interesting indeed, but not necessarily something I'll be looking to sample often.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden Orange hue in color and has a wonderful sweet strong aroma. First sip you get all the get the grape tastes and sweetness. This is very tasty...lots of complex flavors mixing to create one hell of a rare taste. Cute little story about the beer that after one bottle you would be convinced of anything after having it~!
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2003 What a story on this brew!Dogfish head knows how to reel you in.Stellar craft brews!Well this one smells of some fresh honey,fruity yeast,and some great malty barley.Appears a royal cloudy golden in good light w/ more of an orange tinge in dim light.The tastes are interesting(champagne like,mead,honey wine,Oh yeah beer as well)Alcohol is quite noticeable but thats good sometimes but smooths out quite well as it warms.Buzz is not like beer.Nice white head(short)good lace.Amazing grace.Wonder what the original was like?Tried this one again.The alcohol has smoothed out a bit.Less carbonation this time.I liked the fizz before.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this beer! Bright white head that quickly dissipated. Beautiful orange blossom color and cloudy, something i'm partial to being married to a home brewer. Lovely mild fruity, citrus flavor with earthy and honey undertones. Nicely developed maltiness with the hops hanging out in the back. This is something i would enjoy drinking everyday.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin head with a perpetual cloudy orange color. The aroma was that of yeasty oranges. The taste was somewhat citrusy and smooth. There was a noticable alcohol twinge on the aftertaste. all in all very good stuff!